Natasha Borton
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  • Cardiff
  • United Kingdom
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What I do:
Creative Eccentric - Poet, Writer, Musician
A little more about me:
Mincer of words,
I live in an enchanted tree house of your mind.

MA in Creative Writing from Edge Hill University.

Read to Lead Facilitator
Awareness of Safeguarding (Short e-Course)


Co-founder of Voicebox Collective
Member of Talking Doorsteps International Spoken Word collective with Roundhouse London and British Arts Council.
Member of Spoken Witness - #WordsFirst with Roundhouse London and BBC1Xtra

I perform spoken word nationally both individually and as part of the above collectives.

Musically:

Community Music Facilitator Level 3
ABRSM Grade 8 Voice
ABRSM Grade 6 Piano

Member of National Youth Choir of Wales 2010
Member of Four Counties Choir 2005 - 2010
Member of Wrexham Senior Strings ensembs 2006 - 2010
Member of Wrexham Intermediate Woodwind Band 2006 - 2010
Location:
Wrexham, North Wales
Projects I’m working on:
Four Welsh Folk - Music and poetry celebrating the Welsh language and heritage.
Attic - A play about identity and family
Over Violet Hills - Spoken Word show about loss, family and inheritance.
Love - A Poetry Collection on the experiences of Love.
Personal Website/CV:
http://natashaborton.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter @username:
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The Big Democracy Project: Open Mic!

Hi all, 

As part of The Big Democracy Project on Saturday 19th March there will be an open mic at the PierHead performance stage.  All performers will have to have a ticket to enter the event. 

If you would like to sign up then please comment below or send me an email at natashaborton@gmail.com. 

Slot are limited and fast paced at 10 minute intervals throughout the day. Preferred times are 5 minutes so we can see as many lovely faces as possible.…

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Posted on March 16, 2016 at 11:43 — 1 Comment

Dirty, Gifted & Welsh - A home for my tribe.

Dirty. Raw. That’s how I felt yesterday.

Gifted for sharing and having the opportunity to listen.

And proud to my core for being Welsh and for Wales.

 

When the world around us is telling us that art is dead or that we – as creatives – are superfluous it becomes more important for us to get together on mass and prove them wrong. That is what yesterday was for me. Co-hosting the Scratch stage with the wonderful Sophie McKeand and watching the sea of people pop in…

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Posted on February 29, 2016 at 10:05 — 1 Comment

Talking Doorsteps, scrap book poetry and house music

  Home. We often think of home as a collection of things. A place, its smells, its objects; the accumulation of which symbolise home.  Last month I was given the task of putting into words and action what home really is to me and also learning about other homes, and about other people. 

It's still difficult  to put into words what my week at the Roundhouse has meant to me. I spent half term creating poetry with nine beautiful people. We participated in…

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Posted on June 22, 2015 at 8:53

A Polarbear, Eight Poets and Copious Amounts of Coffee

It sounds a bit far fetched I suppose, but that is the best way to describe our weekend in the house of Literary Terms. At the end of April myself and seven other poets had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with writer Polarbear for three days and bombard him - and each other - with poetry. It was nerve racking. It was euphoric. 

It was wonderful to have three performers representing Wrexham and the growing arts community in our town.  Over the last year or so it has been…

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Posted on May 12, 2015 at 13:51

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At 8:19 on February 23, 2016, Sophie McKeand said…

You're booked in to Dirty, Gifted & Welsh - time is now on the blog.

Please remember to bring enough copies of your script and arrive in plenty of time for your slot.

All the best and good luck!

Sophie x

At 11:31 on March 27, 2015, Laura Fay Thomas said…

Hi Natasha,

Welcome to the TEAM group!

Look forward to seeing you at the workshops soon!

All the best,

Laura

 
 
 

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